Saturday, March 24, 2012

WINNIPEG JETS AUTOGRAPH REPORT

This week I will attempt to complete the 2 of the 3 remaining 50/50s that I have outstanding with a few fellow collectors from Sportscollectors.Net. Getting autos from the hometown Winnipeg Jets has not been the easiest task this season. Unlike most NHL cities, the hometown team is the hardest team to get autographs from. There is no access to any of the players at the MTS Centre which is the arena that the Jets play all their home games at. The only way to get autographs from the Jets here in Winnipeg is to track them down at free public signings or at the MTS IcePlex which is their practice facility they use when the MTS Centre is being used for concerts or booked for other events. So far the Jets have used the IcePlex maybe a dozen times this season. This week the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League are in town to play two playoff games (possibly 3 if a game 7 is neccessary).  The MTS Centre will be used for the WHL playoff games, so I am hoping that there will be an opportunity to get the last few remaining autographs from some of the Jets players.
Two weeks ago I went to the the MTS IcePlex, but had minimal luck getting anything signed. There were around 1000 fans in attendance. Getting autographs in the parking lot is also difficult as most of the lot has been fenced off. Eric Fehr, Alex Burmistrov, Zach Bogosian, Mark Flood, Grant Clitsome, and Charlie Huddy were nice enough to come over to sign for us. Here is a photo of Eric Fehr signing:
So here's to hoping that we can get a few things signed this week as I will be off all week for Spring Break! Big thanks to the Wynne Dog for letting me use the photos for the blog! Thanks to Jordan for the gold paint pen! Happy collecting everyone!

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